Preben Antonsen, composer, DJ, and pianist extraordinaire.
Dan Becker composer, teacher at SFCM. Faculty adviser to Hot Air.
Matthew Cmiel, my co-director of After Everything.
Thomas Deneuville, composer, editor of I Care If You Listen.
Adrian Knight Composer, operates “the smallest record label in the world,” Pink Pamphlet.
Anthony Porter, composer, class mate at the conservatory.
Dennis Tobenski composer, vocalist, web programmer, blogger. You should check him out!
Dale Trumbore, composer, currently writing a piece for After Everything.
Geoff Burleson pianist, recently released recording of the complete Saint-Seans piano etudes. Really cool person.
Sarah Cahill pianist and new music specialist, writer, producer.
Daniel Glover pianist, former teacher of mine. Mentor, supporter, and friend.
Joseph Gold violinist, Paganini expert, virtuoso. A former teacher of mine (back when I was a violinist)
Samuel Grodin, pianist, studio-mate, friend.
R. Andrew Lee, pianist, minimalism specialist
Christopher D. Lewis, harpsichord, of the contemporary variety!
Carmen Lemoine flutist, member of After Everything
Bethany Wang pianist and music educator, studio mate at SFCM.
After Everything, my ensemble. We play new music.
Leaves of Brass brass quintet based in Bloomington, Indiana. My amazing sister is one of their trumpet players!
Mobius Trio, a trio of guitarists. Players of mostly new music.
Nonsemble 6 SFCM trained San Francisco based ensemble.
ZOFO piano duo/duet. Made of awesome.
Schools and Festivals
Hot Air Music Festival Student new music festival at the SF Conservatory. Founded by Andy Meyerson, Carrie Smith, and Matthew Cmiel in 2010. Along with Cmiel and Smith I co-directed the festival in 2011.
Switchboard Music Festival new music festival, presenting an annual marathon concert. 8 hours of new music from across many genres.
Summer Brass Institute, a brass camp run by the music educator, conductor, and arranger Vicky Greenbaum.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music My alma mater, where I studied with Sharon Mann.
Steve Benjamins piano tuner and restorer. Absolutely the best!
Maura Lafferty new music publicist, PR, social media, and audience development.
Hell Mouth the official blog of John Adams. Excellent reading.
I Care If You Listen the blog I write for. Reviews, opinion pieces, articles. Covers new music, art, design, and technology.
Think Denk the glamourous life and thoughts of a concert pianist. In this case, Jeremy Denk.
The Glass Chris McGovern’s blog about the arts.
Seated Ovation – Will Robin’s blog about classical music
Alex Ross - The Rest Is Noise
Matthew Siegel poet. essayist, english/literature professor at SFCM. Check out his site for a selection of essays and poems.
Steve Smoliar music critic for the San Francisco Classical Music Examiner, mathematician.